In my business I talk with many people about the problems they are having with their horse. Often someone will call with the belief their horse has scratches that has been unresponsive to treatment. This raises a red flag for me.
My red headed sass-master mare Promise bucked hard twice on our ride yesterday - I was so proud of her. As we rounded a bend in the road a curious black dog stuck his head out from behind a bush and BAM, she spooked and started bucking… In most circles this would seem like a bad thing, this bucking – So why am I proud?, you might ask.